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Managing Editor

We are excited to be working with a highly prestigious membership organization who are looking to recruit a motivated Managing Editor to work as part of their Journal Development Team. The Managing Editor will play an important part in contributing to the strategic growth and impact of the organisation’s open access programme, and will have direct responsibility for the management and development of a number of journals. You will work closely with external editors and editorial boards to identify and deliver the strategic needs of each journal, and build high performing editorial boards and manage the article pipeline. The Managing Editor will also attend scientific conferences and other events to raise the profile of the journals, create networks and increase market understanding. This is a hybrid role, working from their lovely Hertfordshire office 1 day a week, 20 minutes by train from London.

Some of the key responsibilities of the Managing Editor will include:

  • Creating and delivering plans to grow your journal portfolio through strategic journal development
  • Managing your journals, ensuring they meet targets and objectives
  • Building high performance editorial boards
  • Commissioning special issues and other content, building a network of contacts and working with Editorial Boards and the Journal Development team to build and deliver on commissioning plans

The Person

We are looking for an ambitious publishing professional who can manage their own workload, with proven experience of working in an STM journal development/journal management role, with experience of Open Access. You will be happy to contribute ideas, suggestions etc. with a strong customer focus, and someone who is able to appreciate wider industry trends/movements and apply this to the detail of your portfolio. You will be a strong team player, with demonstrable knowledge of publishing processes, and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

This role offers the scope to develop within the team and the wider organization. For further information, please send your CV and a short cover note, outlining your salary expectations.



Managing Editor

Redwood, Hertfordshire | United Kingdom
Full-time, Home Working, Permanent
Academic, STM
Editor, Journals, Editorial
Salary description: 
Attractive salary and ex excellent company benefits

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